In cutting 50 of the roughly 170 employees at News Corp.’s The Daily, the digital publication plans to focus resources on its more popular features. It says the move reflects the “changing business environment for news and media.”
NBC is slamming a report that the network is unhappy with Meet the Press host David Gregory and may fire him. The iPad news service The Daily reported Monday that Gregory is in danger because his Sunday morning show, which has been on top of the ratings for years, has been beaten nearly half the time in total viewers by CBS’s Face the Nation over the past year.
Rupert Murdoch today unveiled The Daily, a news app that he hoped would put his News Corp. front and center in the digital newsstand of the near future. “New times demand new journalism,” he said.
News Corp. will launch its long-anticipated digital newspaper for tablet devices on Jan. 19 at a joint news event attended by Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs, according to a person with knowledge of the plan.